Film Screening: “It’s Such a Beautiful Day”

Presented by Elizabeth Myers Mitchell Art Museum

Dates: June 30, 2024 at 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Location: Elizabeth Myers Mitchell Art Museum
60 College Avenue
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
Cost: Free
Contact: 410.626.2556
Email: [email protected]
Contact Name: Jenny Cawood


The Elizabeth Myers Mitchell Art Museum is please to present the sublime 2012 film “It’s Such a Beautiful Day” on the occasion of the exhibition “Some Light Reading (A Summer Exhibition)”. Widely regarded as one of the greatest films of all time and boasting an ultra-rare 100 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, “It’s Such a Beautiful Day” is an experimental adult animated comedy-drama film which is directed, written, animated, photographed, produced, and narrated by Don Hertzfeldt.

About the Filmmaker
Don Hertzfeldt (b. 1976) is an American animator, writer, and independent filmmaker. He is a two-time Academy Award nominee. Eight of his short films have competed at the Sundance Film Festival, a festival record. He is also the only filmmaker to have won the Sundance Film Festival’s Grand Jury Prize for Short Film twice.

About the Exhibition
Playing off St. John’s College’s reputation as a school of big ideas and heavy texts, “Some Light Reading (A Summer Exhibition) offers a selection of art and texts that explore the magical, life-making qualities of light, as well as the idea that art—with or without light—can be a source of illumination. As the writer and activist Audre Lorde has written, “The quality of light by which we scrutinize our lives has direct bearing upon the product which we live.” The exhibition features a variety of artworks, including prints, sculptures, and paintings by artists Virgil Marti, Eileen Neff, Bahar Yürükoğlu, Vija Celmins, and Rockne Krebs, interspersed with quotes by Emily Dickinson, Lorde, the poet Eileen Myles, and Virginia Woolf.

Museum Summer Hours
The Elizabeth Myers Mitchell Art Museum is open Thursday and Friday, 12:30–6:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 10:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m. through July 7. Admission is free.


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